# teaching machines

## A Selection of Commit Messages

December 22, 2017 by . Filed under public, teaching.

It’s that time of year—that time when I read and share what my students have written throughout the semester for Git commit messages. There were 130 students and 7 homework assignments in the class, which makes for a lot of messages. I have pruned them considerably. The ones I have kept provide a reasonable snapshot of the emotional rollercoaster that characterizes this course.

Occasionally students identify themselves in their messages. I’ve substituted in pseudonyms. Occasionally students identify me in their messages. I’ve left those references intact.

Not all messages make sense out of context. I assure you that I don’t know what they’re talking about either—and I taught the class.

Still working
Yay, I'm done. Might revisit Shuriken later if I figure out a way to simplify the code.
I'm worried about getFraction, might revisit.
That was rough. Should be good though.
Made isImage less likely to explode: kept original code just in case.
This is for getting help.
Only two left.
Try again
Okay. Two more.
Finally drew the stupid circles
Here we go again
Almost. So close. My line part of plot is a little off.
Getting closer...
Done. Finally.
First five done.
One more down.
Done through repeat.
One more down. Getting there.
Another down. Only two more. :)
Only one left.
Done. Gonna Go do the extra credit now.
Want to have this looked at.
Finished placesCache, still have problems with places.
For Piazza issue.
Done.

Was bored
Sunday Morning coding session!

All done!
All done! FOR REAL THIS TIME, sorry forgot to index the files.

Got er done after looking up 5 different methods on oracle
Started falling down the hill after method 8. They may need rewriting.
we gonna win

Ninja stars!

I DID IT
I FINISHED
I'm Done *mmicdrop*
I DID IT YEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAH BOIIIIIII
*Dora Voice* You did it!!!
IM DONE

Killed BrailleUtilities.
Defeated WebUtilities.
Killed BrailleUtilies.
Killed the main.
Killed NumberUtilites.
Killed WebUtilities.
Killed main.
Killed WebUtilities.
I've never done something so difficult in my life. Ever.

Committing before a heavy binge session

Meaningful
This is causing grief
Closer...
WE GOTTER OTTER
what even
it workssss
These are lit
yoooo
Happy Friday.
Will it?
not understanding
Closer
Can't get the color to go
ughhhhhhh
yup
less profane
yaaas
mmmm
Transposing is easy irl but not here
Sooo close
Yea
It works :)
We're so close it hurts
I'm going to die soon
IT WORKS

Every Villain is Lemons
if (this goes thru) return happy; else return sad
i have time management problems

if (i break arm && have your kid sign cast) {hw4 = 10 bluegolds}
pushed again just in case

almost there!
even better stuff here!
omg i'm crying this is the best stuff!!

why is this in intro course I love you chris but damn this is hard

In my meeting during lab they said my names weren't the best so I changed them.

Donion rings.

Double Check last minute panic. its working, make sure online code is too

progress
mas progress
mas+ progress
mas++
mas+++ progress
MAS+++ progress

Will obliterate later
You can do it Jerome!
You are doing it Jerome!!!
Good luck Jerome
YOU DID IT JEROME
You started it Jerome!
HI CHRIS!!!!!
Hello again Chris, forgot to push my NumberUtilities
You can do it!
PUSH!!!!
YOU ARE DOING IT JEROME!!! NEVER LOSE HOPE
Great start Jerome
YOU ARE DOING HECKIN GOOD JEROME
I AM DOING IT
10/16 JEROME!!
forgot one Chris. Sorry
I DID IT CHRIS!!!!! PLEASE GIVE ME A HIGH FIVE!!!!
I fixed the compiler error Chris.... Can I still have a high five?
I solved one of my issues Chris!! Now to solve another I created
I am a bit stuck on how to do Colors Chris but I will succeed
I am making progress Chris, had a stressful October but now I can start fresh
I MADE A LOT OF PROGRESS CHRIS BUT I AM STILL FREAKING OUT
I made some progress Chris but I am still struggling
Do you actually read these Chris?
I am stuck again Chris....
I AM SO CLOSE CHRIS!!!!
I DID THE HOMEWORK CHRIS I AM SO HAPPY!! CAN I GET A HIGH FIVE TOMORROW?
Im stuck Chris.....
..... I will come into TA office hours tomorrow for help
CHRIS IS DID HALF OF THE METHODS!!! I FEEL CONFIDENT AGAIN!!!!
I did join Chris. Now I am taking a break while I think about the code
I DID TWO MORE METHODS CHRIS!!
I DID IT CHRIS I AM SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Got a start Chris
I did more of it Chris
I am asking a question on bitbucket Chris
Did more work Chris, still confused
KRISTEN HELPED TEACH ME TWODEE ARRAYS AND NOW I AM DOING METHODS!!!
Doing a work session for this tomorrow with some CS buddies
I DID MORE OF THE THING
GOT BITMAP UTILITIES DONE CHRIS!!!
I am so close to being done Chris
Pushing it so I can ask for help on Piazza
I am almost there Chris
I DID IT CHRIS AND FIXED MY BITBUCKET
I GOT A START CHRIS
Pushing it to bitbucket just incase you want to see it Chris
I DID MORE OF IT CHRIS. Please notice me......
IM DOING THIS FOR YOU BUDDY!!!!!!!
I DID MORE OF IT CHRIS!!! IM GONNA COMPLETE THIS
Got more done Chris
I DID MORE OF IT CHRIS
So close Chris.
Cant figure it out Chris :(
Still stuck on Donde, Chris.
I feel like I am so close Chris!!!!!
I AM SO CLOSE CHRIS!!!
I DID IT CHRIS!!!!

eminem beat donald trump
My roommates got a hermit crab and I don't know why. His name is noodle.

"It is finished"-Jesus of Nazareth

TAHITI IS A MAGICAL PLACE!!!

A girl told me what files were, a guy told me that loops weren't allowed, and now I have to figure out calendars. :)
One hour left...
It's midnight :(
Please don't be up yet :(
I just need to change the names now. This assignment was so fun!
Nevermind. Now, on to the fun part!!!!
A whole bunch of late work done. +10 points.
All written up. Now, time for ... THE SPECKCHECER OF DOOOOOM!

Slayed CS 148

Hi Chris. I died with this homework. :)